The Heart of the Matter

 ◊  Saint Polycarp, pray for us

Various lines from Don Henley’s song, “The Heart of the Matter”:

What are these voices outside love’s open door
Make us throw off our contentment
And beg for something more?

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These times are so uncertain
There’s a yearning undefined
And people filled with rage
We all need a little tenderness
How can love survive in such a graceless age

And the trust and self-assurance that lead to happiness
They’re the very things we kill, I guess
Pride and competition cannot fill these empty arms
And the work they put between us,
You know it doesn’t keep us warm

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There are people in your life who’ve come and gone
They let you down, you know they hurt your pride
You better put it all behind you, cause life goes on
You keep carrin’ that anger, it’ll eat you up inside

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The more I know, the less I understand
All the things I thought I knew, I’m learning again
I’ve been tryin’ to get down to the heart of the matter
But my will gets weak
And my thoughts seem to scatter
But I think it’s about
Forgiveness, forgiveness